March News from the Vegie Patch

March – it sure feels like it – a march that is… against time. What is this peaceful occupation they call food gardening?! Autumn is here and in a couple of months time the air and soil temps will be cooling off. I for one am so looking forward to it. Those cooler temps slow […]

Eggplant and Tomato Salad

This month’s recipe is a salad from my mum’s cookbook, full of summer goodness. Everyone who eats it will want the recipe! 1 large eggplant (700g) cut into large cubes. (If you have just picked it you can dispense with the salting of, but if it’s not fresh as a daisy, sprinkle with salt in […]

March in the Orchard

The orchard is emptying out as the apples and pears get picked and stored. I’m enjoying taking the pressure off the trees in this heat. We’re picking Cox’, Captain Kidd, Doyenne du Comice, Triumph du Vienna and Clergeau. Our greywater systems broke down in December (and is still a work in progress) so no water […]